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Stalingrad


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Stalingrad Pocket

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In the summer of 1941, the might of German military adventurism rolled east into the Soviet Union, catching the Russians completely by surprise. Entire swathes of territory fell to the Nazis. The Russians lost 3,000 planes on the very first day of the invasion alone. By the summer of 1942, the Germans were deep in Russia but none of the important cities had fallen. Moscow and Leningrad, under siege, held on. In the south, Russia’s third city, Stalingrad, came under attack. A spectacular battle began here, epitomizing the most complicated of the human condition: betrayal, courage, sacrifice and stupidity. The fighting became a symbol of the titanic contest between Hitler and Stalin, committing nearly two million men and women in a struggle that would decide the future of the war on the Eastern Front.

Includes: 13 Maps/Aerial Photos, orders of battle for both sides and +50 photographs.

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6 responses to “Stalingrad

  1. Mark Prange June 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    The (π-shaped) Kommissarhaus is entirely outside rectangle 3; it is the light-colored building left and down from the rectangle’s lower left corner.

    The Pharmacy is (a somewhat ╝-shaped building) almost entirely below rectangle 2.

    Skul’pturny Park is the park with some trees–a little north (cater-corner) of where it is labeled here.

    • Akhil Kadidal June 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks for the information, Mark. I appreciate it.

      I’ll verify and try to update the map as soon as possible. Many of these locations were checked with an expert and cross-checked with period German maps (which are sadly, not infallible).

      The debate about precisely where some buildings were located, continues.

      • Mark Prange June 11, 2013 at 9:51 pm

        The Kommissarhaus is sometimes misidentified as the �k-shaped house which is in that immediate area today. That is not the Kommissarhaus. The Kommissarhaus was demolished decades after the War. Where it was is now a lot overgrown with grass and bushes.

        But in aerial photos which are enlarged enough it is an obvious �k-shaped building.

  2. Pingback: Compilation of physical maps of Stalingrad during the war. (where the factories are etc.) | Stalingrad: The Siege, & After/Arch100/110/A4/2013/DRAFT

  3. Mark Prange August 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Rynok is the next village upstream of where the label indicates.

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